Hong Kong's airport says it will implement flight rescheduling on Tuesday

Cheryl Sanders
August 19, 2019

Officers subsequently retreated from the airport. Only departing passengers will be allowed into the terminal to prevent protests from disrupting operations again. All flights had been canceled Monday.

The activists are calling for multiple reforms, for a controversial extradition bill and police brutality. Riot police appeared soon after, amassing outside the airport terminal and clashing with demonstrators.

Checks will be set up at the entrance to terminal buildings. The demonstration forced the cancellation of more than 150 flights throughout the day.

"Take a minute to look at our city, our home", Chief Executive Carrie Lam said, her voice cracking, at a news conference in the government headquarters complex, which is fortified behind 6-foot (1.8m) -high water-filled barricades.

"Can we bear to push it into the abyss and see it smashed to pieces?" We need to object to violence and maintain the rule of law. Monday, China said the unrest showed signals of emerging "terrorism".

"Hong Kong's radical demonstrators have repeatedly attacked police officers with extremely risky tools".

CNN reports say protestors have not been directly violent against passengers.

China's Foreign Ministry has stated that Hong Kong, a semi-autonomous region in southern China, falls exclusively within the domain of its domestic affairs. "These facts are only too obvious". According to the latest information, four people have been detained in recent clashes.

China last week also urged the United Kingdom to stop "meddling" and "stirring up trouble", after British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to voice concern about mass anti-government protests that have rocked the city for the past several months. "As I have said on the Senate floor: The world is watching".

US President Donald Trump has claimed on Tuesday that China's administration is extending its forces toward Hong-Kong's border.

The sackings come days after Cathay Pacific said it fired two ground staff for misconduct, amid pro-democracy protests that have convulsed Hong Kong for more than two months.

The semi-autonomous island has seen almost continuous demonstrations since early June, that have increased in severity, magnitude and violence.

The European Union urges "all sides' to exercise restraint amid growing tensions and protests and "de-escalate the situation".

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